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What is the Lemon Law?

What are Breach of Warranty Laws?

Are leased vehicles covered under the Lemon Law?

If my car isn't new, is it still covered under the Lemon Law?

What should I do if I begin to experience problems with my car?

When should I seek legal help?

How am I charged for representation?

How long does it take to resolve a Lemon Law suit?

If my suit against the manufacturer is successful, what will I receive?

How can I avoid buying a lemon?

 

What is the Lemon Law?

The Lemon Law varies in different states, however the main purpose of the Lemon Law is to provide consumers with free legal representation if it is determined that their complaints against the car manufacturer are legitimate. If the Lemon Law is found to have been violated, the manufacturer must buy the consumer's vehicle back and pay all their attorney's fees.

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What are Breach of Warranty Laws?

Breach of Warranty Laws provide protection for consumers who experience recurrent problems with a vehicle still covered by the manufacturer's warranty but no longer covered by the Lemon Law.

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Are leased vehicles covered under the Lemon Law?

Cars that are leased in some states are covered under the Lemon Law. Cars that are both leased and registered in Pennsylvania are not covered. It is important to remember that even if your vehicle is not covered by the Lemon Law, it may be covered by Breach of Warranty Laws. There is also a pending bill that could extend the Pennsylvania Lemon Law to cover leased vehicles.

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If my car isn't new, is it still covered under the Lemon Law?

Cars with a remaining manufacturer's warranty may be covered under Breach of Warranty Laws.

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What should I do if I begin to experience problems with my car?

Report a problem to your dealer immediately. Document all repairs done to your car. Make sure that the mechanic who services your car correctly notes the problems you explained to him directly on the invoice. Reoccurring problems should be listed the same way on each invoice. It is important to do all recommended basic maintenance such as oil changes and lubrication.

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When should I seek legal help?

If the dealer is unable to correct a problem after three opportunities to repair it or if your vehicle is out of service for 20 days or more for any number of separate repairs.

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How am I charged for representation?

Legal representation can be found FREE OF CHARGE to the consumer, regardless of the outcome.

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How long does it take to resolve a Lemon Law suit?

It can take anywhere from one to fifteen months to resolve a case, depending upon the complexity of the case and the willingness of the manufacturer to settle.

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If my suit against the manufacturer is successful, what will I receive?

If your vehicle is demonstrated to be a Lemon, you are entitled to return the vehicle to the manufacturer, who will buy it back from you. This includes reimbursement for any down payment, any net trade-in allowance, and all car payments made to date including finance charges. In addition, the manufacturer must pay off any remaining balance on your car loan. There is a mileage offset deducted based on the miles you drove the vehicle before you first reported the problem. In addition, the manufacturer is required to pay all attorney's fees and cost.

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How can I avoid buying a lemon?

Research the car you want to buy. Be sure to test drive the exact new vehicle you want to purchase. Try every gadget and switch to ensure everything works properly. Taking precautions isn't always 100% foolproof, but you may discover a defect and avoid future problems.

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